|Plot Summary of Fowl Prey|
|"Hillside Bed & Breakfast owner Judith McMonigle and her cousin Renie escape north to Canada to Vancouver's Hotel Clovia, to get away before Thanksgiving. The hotel has screwed up their reservations, but fortunately for them Maria, a retired-dancer friend of Judith's from school, is staying at the hotel with a bunch of well known theatre people. Maria's husband, a famous theatre producer, gathers his group of "Sacred Eight" every once in a while for a get-together, however, with one missing there is an extra space for Judith and Renie. Or is it luck when Renie and Judith find themselves in the middle of another murder? Bob-O, a local icon and popcorn vendor, is murdered. He is a fan of all things movie and theatre and at least one of the Sacred Eight is figured prominently on his wall. When the local police think the two Americans are the most likely suspects, they kick into high gear, even if it means finding out one of your childhood friends is capable of murder."
Abby White, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fowl Prey|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
The Americas (not US):
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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